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A podcast about independent artists for independent artists. Each episode highlights different humans from all walks of life and their individual stories about inspiration, determination, struggle and so much more. Dive into the fantastic minds of these amazing people, absorb some useful knowledge and expand your perspective on the world around you! It's like, really important and stuff… or whatever. Curated, Produced and Hosted by Sikes. Start The Beat is part of the Epicast family.

Nov 16, 2017

Some of my favorite conversations on this podcast are the ones where I meet somebody and have my first face to face conversation with them recorded for the whole world to hear. This week we add another one of these to the list as I sit down and get to know fellow PGH Hip-Hop artist Walkman. Sit back, relax and lets...


Nov 9, 2017

Run to the hills... Run for your lives!!! This week I sit down with Lee Prisby for a talk about playing in heavy metal bands, navigating social media and diving into the deep, dark abyss that is becoming a YouTube content creator. Lee plays in the band Klaymore and is one half of the video game based YouTube channel...


Nov 2, 2017

This week I sit down with my friends Jarett Laudadio & Justin Campbell plus my girlfriend Stacey Stockdill to discuss more songs on the Billboard music charts and breakdown what we either hate or surprisingly love about them. This time we're analyzing the TOP 5 tracks on the Hot 100. Kinda... You'll see. This episode...


Oct 26, 2017

Two things I will never turn down are good brews and great conversations so when I got the opportunity to sit down with Day Bracey at Reclamation Brewing for a live episode I took full advantage of the opportunity! We discuss his come up in the world of stand up comedy, turning your personality into a brand and so much...


Oct 19, 2017

The landscape of music has always been a perpetually shifting environment but never before have things been changing so rapidly and unexpectedly. Thanks to the modern accessibility of being able to do almost anything you'd want, any way you want, we're in a really exciting but simultaneously confusing time to be a...